shipborne

adjective
ship·​borne | \ˈship-ˌbȯrn \

Definition of shipborne 

: transported or designed to be transported by ship shipborne aircraft

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The shipborne rolling vertical landing will allow F-35Bs to land on the U.K.’s new carriers with larger payloads, eliminating the need to jettison expensive stores just to land on ships. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.K. F-35s Will Use Strange Rolling Carrier Landings," 16 Oct. 2018 Her mother died of a shipborne illness on the long passage over the Atlantic in 1840. Rachel Syme, New Republic, "Why Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace” makes subversive television.," 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of shipborne

circa 1835, in the meaning defined above

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